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Linking the Shards

Discussion in 'UHall' started by atlanticScorpion, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. atlanticScorpion

    atlanticScorpion Adventurer
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    I think they should link all the shards through 1 main gate. I know they will kill the xfer token revenue. Maybe they could make it an upgrade that you'd have to pay for one time. All the shards are set up the same and when you switch shards your runes work fine. This way no houses are lost and you could place a big house on an lesser used shards and go to a fel spawn on that shard without being raided by reds. It woulld be very nice to participate in the history of all the shards. Imagine a great character, hero or trader being know though out all shards. Wouldn't you like to be known everywhere. I believe this can be done and might even bring players back to the game having all these shards to shop, explore or conquer.
     
  2. virtualhabitat

    virtualhabitat Lore Keeper
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    I prefer to remain anonymous.

    I am no one
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  3. Kylie Kinslayer

    Kylie Kinslayer Grand Inquisitor
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    *Goes to reply then remembers Thumper's Daddy's advise and refrains*

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  4. Wizal the Fox

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    There is one thing most people in the various mergers threads don't understand, is that the reason there are shards to begin with were and are still only technical.

    A shard isn't just the various subservers handling the various areas, it has its own server handling the IDs of every character and items. When you xfer it's not a simple routine, the character is actually copied from a shard database to another shard database, with a new ID, etc... and then deleted from the original database. As a side note this is of course the source of most duping issues.

    The only exception are the central servers which handle login, vet rewards and everything account-based.

    For this very reason. There is no way to have a simple gate between shards. This would mean having the char/item database centralized, and therefore the actual computers at the same location. If you do that the shards would in effect be merged and in fact just be x facets of the same shard, be it in a semi-hidden way or not.
     
  5. atlanticScorpion

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    Being able to travel to all the shards. (Except seige) The hole idea may be impossible but if it was. Hmmm what are the downsides for the players of this thought. Please rant away.
     
  6. Bentong

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    That's a neat idea
     
  7. Capn Kranky

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    Ummm ...
    1. When you go to log off what shard are you on or do you bounce back to home?
    2. Runes may not work as expected shard to shard as items in locations differ.
    3. as you noted ... removes revenue from the gaping maw of EA.